The east coast's premier N-Scale event, Mike Phillips' N-Scale Weekend, presented by the Altoona Association of Model Railroaders, returns to the Blair County Convention Center on September 16th & 17th, 2023. 

To assist vendors, participants, and attendees in obtaining lodging while in town for the show, the Altoona N-Scale Weekend Committee has arranged for room blocks at several local hotels, motels, and inns   The room rates detailed below are discounted from each facility's standard rates. Click the box below to see the discounted rates.

In Memory of:

Michael L. "Mike" Phillips, N-Scale Weekend Founder

September 4, 1953 ~ February 21, 2023 

Michael L. Phillips 69, of Bedford, died Tuesday, February 21, 2022 at UPMC Altoona Hospital.  He was born on September 4, 1953 in Bedford, a son of the late Francis J. and Doris Jean (Harclerode) Phillips Jr. On June 30, 1978 in Bedford he married Peggy (Reynolds) Phillips who preceded him in death on April 14, 2013.  He is survived by two children: Kelley Phillips of Bedford, and Brigetta Pieper of Springfield, IL; seven grandchildren; his golden retriever Sophie, and his special friend Deb Suder of Bedford. 

Mike retired as a CAD operator for Rockland Manufacturing. He also ran a videography and photography service for over 700 weddings.  He was a N scale model train enthusiast and enjoyed introducing others into the hobby.  Mike organized a local model train show in 2000 that developed into conventions and trade shows for model railroaders across the area. He also in his earlier years enjoyed racing slot cars, motocross and playing hockey.  Mike was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and especially a Penguins fan.  His friends meant the world to him.

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2022 Door Prize Winners

Winner of the SantaFe Start Set 

Winner of the Thomas the Tank Engine Set